TAN Monthly Networking Event – Dropifi: An Africa-based Tech Startup

Dropifi: An Africa-based Innovative Tech Startup

Program Description

Dropifi is an enterprise cloud computing company that provides business software on a subscription basis.  Over 7,200 businesses from over 32 countries use Dropifi’s solution to manage their critical sales and customer service activities daily.  Dropifi has won numerous awards in product design and ease of use.

Dropifi was founded in 2011 by 3 former postgraduate students of Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra, Ghana, David Osei, Philips Effah, and Kamil Nabong.  Dropifi became first African startup to win Kauffman Foundation’s Startup Open competition in 2012 beating other 499 startups in over 100 countries.  In 2012 CNBC/Yahoo Finance names Dropifi one of the top 10  most promising startups in the world.  In 2013, Dropifi joined “500 Startups” accelerator program in Silicon Valley, becoming the first African startup to be accepted into the leading accelerator program in the Valley.  Dropifi has been featured on CNN, BBC, Forbes, Huffington Post, Techcrunch and many others.

  • Event Program Outline:

5:00 – 5:30 PM: Registration and Networking (Lite Snack and Drinks)
5:30 – 6:15 PM: Program Presentation – David Osei, Dropifi
6:15 – 6:45 PM: Q&A + Open Discussions
6:45 – 7:30 PM: Final Networking

Please RSVP by August 19, 2013

  • David Osei: David Osei is the CEO and co-founder of Dropifi.  In 2012, David was named #2 top technology startup entrepreneur to watch in Africa by IT News Africa.  The 26 year old Ghanaian completed KNUST in 2011 with a degree in Mathematics, the same year he was accepted into MEST to pursue a post-graduate study in Software and Entrepreneurship.  He has consulted for the CNFA/Bill Gates Foundation on Mobile Banking, and was part of the consulting team in the setup of the Stanford SEED program in Ghana.  He co-founded Dropifi in 2011 with a $50K seed funding from MEST.

 

About The African Network (TAN)

Founded in 2004, The African Network (TAN)is one of the fastest growing nonprofit organizations in the USA dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship among people of African descent everywhere and assisting entrepreneurs interested in doing business in Africa. TAN’s goals include building successful business enterprises across a variety of technology-driven industry platforms through education, networking, and mentoring. TAN also provides business professionals with employment opportunities throughout the African continent with a primary mission to create a vital ecosystem for American entrepreneurs to excel and succeed in science and technology investment partnerships in one of the world’s fastest emerging markets: Africa.

Register – http://theafricannetwork821.eventbrite.com/

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